A Self‐Assembling, Hydrogen‐Bonded Helix

Steven J. Geib, Cristina Vicent, Erkang Fan, Andrew D. Hamilton

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The same structural motif but different shapes in space characterize the polymeric 1:1 complexes constructed from the isophthalate derivative 1 and the two dicarboxylic acids 2. Although both aggregates are stabilized by two pairs of hydrogen bonds between neighboring molecules, the complex formed with the longer dicarboxylic acid has a helical structure, the shorter, a planar ribbon structure. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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